Is this how you fulfil the promise that you made?
In something that was expected to happen, the Taliban has officially announced that they have placed a ban on women playing sports in the country.
On August 15, 2021, the Taliban, a militant group, took over Kabul and announced that they are going to impose strict Sharia Law in the entire country.
Also during that time, they said that they will be allowing women to have rights as long as they are bound within the sharia law.
Sadly, women are still being oppressed in the country.
According to numerous reports, women are still not allowed to go out in the country right now, kids are being abducted by high Taliban leaders for child marriage and some women who want to have rights are being brutally beaten up.
Not only that, but recently, women have been banned for playing sports.
During an interview with Australia’s SBS, Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, said that women sports are not appropriate in Afghanistan.
I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket. In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this. It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate [Afghanistan] do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed.
The Taliban recently announced their caretaker government and in that list, no woman was listed.
The EU has also criticised the Taliban.
A spokesperson of EU said:
Upon initial analysis of the names announced, it does not look like the inclusive and representative formation in terms of the rich ethnic and religious diversity of Afghanistan we hoped to see and that the Taliban were promising over the past weeks.
Heiko Maas, the foreign minister of Germany, said:
The announcement of a transitional government without the participation of other groups and yesterday’s violence against demonstrators and journalists in Kabul are not signals that give cause for optimism.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the people that are currently in danger under the rule of the Taliban.